Editor 2018-03-17

University of Limerick’s School of English, Irish, and Communication, in conjunction with the School of Education and Gender Arc @ UL hosted a day-long symposium entitled “Gender, Sexuality, and Citizenship” on Wednesday, 21st February, followed by a guest lecture from prominent queer theorist, transgender activist and educator Prof Jack Halberstam.   The positive reception of […]

Ciara Ferguson 2018-03-16

The name of the student has been changed on request. The best thing about moving out of your family home is the freedom it entails. The majority of people who attend university tend to live on campus for their first year. This is a brilliant way to make new friends and get to know the […]

Kate Devaney 2018-03-15

Want to kick those initial international student fears? Spending a semester or two away from home can be quite daunting. Not only will it most likely be the longest time away from your family, but many international students go somewhere all by themselves and being separated from your friends in a completely alien atmosphere can […]

Siobhan Macloingsigh 2018-03-14

If your morning routine included reading about your co-worker’s dissatisfaction with Tesco’s plastic footprint, ogling at a photo of your second-cousin’s baby or commenting on Leo’s media budget, there is a strong possibility that you used a form of social media. The rise of Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites has caused even the […]

Kyle Lehane 2018-03-10

So, if you’ve been paying any attention to the news recently or maybe you’ve seen something on your Facebook feed, you know that Ireland is about to have a very divisive referendum on abortion. If you’re left scratching your head and haven’t a clue what the hell a referendum is or how do you vote […]

Una Walsh 2018-03-10

I decided to write this instead of doing college work, even though I’m in Final Year and I really should be doing work instead of procrastinating, but oh well. As each day passes, I can’t help thinking about how little time I have left in UL. It’s hard to believe I started, fresh faced and […]

Aisling O Connor 2018-03-09

Students and cooking are two words not commonly associated with each other, nor are students known to eat particularly healthy. We all have to tighten our belts and wallets from time to time and try to live off 25 cent Aldi instant noodles, but the chances are, if you’re eating crap, then you’re going to […]

Aisling O Connor 2018-03-09

Gym memes are a popular phenomenon on social media. We’ve all seen videos of people doing things wrong in the gym and most of the responses to them are people finding it funny, but is gym shaming really okay? An Focal conducted a Twitter survey to find out how students felt about gym memes and […]